Archive for May, 2007

Bringing Frenchie Back, Part Trois

I couldn’t have put it better myself.


May 8, 2007 at 8:25 am Leave a comment

So Annoying.

It is 7:40 a.m. I just got back from the gym. No, I didn’t work out. I wanted to, but the gym wasn’t open yet. I am annoyed. And concerned. If I am getting to the gym before it opens, does that mean I have a problem? JK. Sort of. Actually, today is Kentucky Derby day, so I’ve gots to get my fitness responsibilities taken care of so I can get my Mint Julep on! WOOT! JK again. I don’t drink brown likker. I think today is a Pimms Cup day. Or maybe just champagne.

UPDATE: 11:30 – ran 6.5 miles, did 3 sets of push-ups on bossu, hammer curls, crunches, 1-leg squats, and roman chair. 6th day this week lifting. I am officially crazy. Time to get my party on.

May 5, 2007 at 6:47 am Leave a comment

Poop Sandwich Award

1. Happy Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you.

2. Today’s Poop Sandwich Award goes to two people who think it is terribly funny to go on a booze cruise in Baltimore, get all likkered up, and drunk dial me in the middle of the night. YO! I wake up at 4:30 AM to go to the gym! So. Not. Funny.

May 4, 2007 at 7:50 am 3 comments

OMG Wau!! Dat Beesing Funneez!

Funniest thing I’ve seen all week.
It will turn you into a lolrus.

May 1, 2007 at 4:03 pm Leave a comment

Bringing Frenchie Back, Part Deux

I’ve been bemusedly watching the French election process in recent weeks; I’ve been watching in your stead, dear readers, since I am sure you have been too busy to follow, to know which 2 politicos have advanced to the second round of voting (yes, there are two rounds). I don’t really like either of them – ni l’un ni l’autre is a true statesman, gender aside.

I’ve been a big (esoteric) fan of Jose Bove since I first came to France. I was especially entertained with his campaign against the mal bouffe (junk food) and the siege of a McDonalds restaurant (can I call it that?). But really, he is no big player on the political scene, more of a cultural icon, or touch point. I appreciate that he lived in Berkeley, CA.

Now as M. Chirac prepares to leave the political scene in France, with all arrondissements in Paris calling for “Reform!” from every romantic roof top or chambre de bonne, I don’t think we recognize the political vaccuum that he leaves behind. Sure, sure, there was wide spread corruption…*cough* Mayor Daley *cough cough*…and some unrequited grievances from France’s minorities…*cough* wall between US and Mexico? *cough*…but was Chirac as bad as people say??

How do you feel about this: French infants have a better chance of survival than American ones. The French live longer than Americans and they live healthier (at far lower cost). They are better educated and have first-rate public transportation. The gap between rich and poor is narrower than in the United States or Britain, and there are fewer poor people. (source)

NYU director, Tony Judt, goes on to say that conscious of Europe’s links to the Muslim world — and the cost of rebuffing and humiliating Islam’s only secular democracy — Mr. Chirac has steadfastly supported Turkish admission to the European Union, an unpopular stance among his conservative constituents.

Just go on, read the article from the New York Times, we’ll discuss it over a plate of warm crepes at my house!

May 1, 2007 at 3:21 pm Leave a comment

Recovery Week

I really haven’t written much about Boot basically because all of this working out is 1) boring for people who aren’t into it, 2) perfectly integrated into my life – I hardly notice it! That’s a lie. I totally notice it. Like, I am totally noticing that this week is a recovery week. WOOT!

    Look at my cardio:

Monday: Off (actually, it was supposed to be intervals, but I am swapping with Thursday)
Tuesday: 60 minute steady state, with my heart rate between 148 – 155
Wednesday: 50 minute steady state, HR above 155 (ouch!)
Thursday: Interval day! Bite me! 10′ warm up, 4×5′ @ HR above 160, 4×4′ @ HR below 144
Friday: 60 minute steady state, easy HR below 144
Saturday: 60 minute steady state, easy HR below 144
Sunday: Off – WOOT!

Really, working out with a heartrate monitor is the BEST. That way, I can say, “Hey, O-Town, you are really pushing it too hard, ease up or the last 15 minutes are gonna be murder!” Makes life so much easier. So, I’ll still be lifting every day (M – F), just not crushing myself. I think I kind of have my food under control. I try to be as consistent as possible. Seriously, 1200 calories is a LOT of food – as long as you aren’t eating garbage. I rarely feel hungry (today was an exception), and kind of get tired of eating all of the time. In fact, time for my 3:30 snack: 1/2 apple, 1/2c cottage cheese, 1 pack of oatmeal. To be perfectly frank, I am over the cottage cheese. This afternoon snack has been giving me fits for 6 weeks. I just hate eating in the afternoon.

May 1, 2007 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Shout Out!

To the woman driving the Suburban on Thompson Lane in Nashville today. You had 2 stickers on your car that said, “Jesus is my co-pilot”. I want you to actually think about that. Do you think Jesus would ride in a car that has such a damaging impact on our environment?! I’d worry less about who your co-pilot is and a bit more about your carbon footprint…that might come in handy on Judgement Day. Just a thought.

May 1, 2007 at 12:57 pm Leave a comment

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